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Rachel Peay Cornett 

College of Education, Undergrad

Assistant Professor


With 16 years experience as both a classroom educator and K-5 academic interventionist, Rachel comes to Lipscomb from Rutherford County Schools, having previously served as an adjunct professor at Middle Tennessee State University and on TDOE's Early Literacy Council. Rachel's primary area of research interest is in early childhood education with a focus on literacy and prevention of reading difficulties. She has been involved with the state department of education's literacy trainings over the last 10 years, both developing and delivering statewide professional development. In her spare time Rachel enjoys the performing arts, cats, and time with her boys.

Academic Degrees

Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education, Middle Tennessee State University, 2006

Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction, Middle Tennessee State University, 2009

Doctor of Philosophy in Literacy Studies, Middle Tennessee State University, 2014

School Leadership: Beginning Administrator License, Lipscomb University, 2018

Academic Department

College of Education